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Staff Systems Administration Engineer

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:45:06 PM
  • 2885697
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; California; San Ramon


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
We are looking for a highly motivated & passionate system engineer to join the Digital Thread team. This role will focus on developing and implementing innovative solutions for real-time monitoring of the production infrastructure.
You will be responsible for technically leading a team of highly talented and motivated system administrators. You will be responsible for implementing latest monitoring technologies and ensuring the uptime SLAs are achieved.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:
  • Design, deploy and support monitoring solutions 24x7 for production and test environments
  • Develop, Capture and Report fleet health metrics
  • Proactively identify performance bottlenecks and assist in resolving them in collaboration with product engineering and production support
  • Assist information security teams via monitoring solutions to ensure the production infrastructure remains secure
  • Work with Customer Service teams to resolve customer escalations.
  • Technically mentoring junior employees within the function.
  • Be available to respond to service availability issues and resolve them round the clock.


Qualifications/Requirements:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
  • Over 8 years of experience, with 3-5 years in Production Operations preferably with a cloud services provider.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
  • Must be willing to travel 10%
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA


Desired Characteristics:
  • Design/Install Hadoop Cluster environments on commodity hardware as well as Cloud.
  • Automate deployment, monitoring and housekeeping using tools (such as chef, Ansbile or puppet) and scripts.
  • Design and implement replication and backups for mission critical/tier-1 applications
  • Deep Hadoop knowledge to troubleshoot problems at level 4.
  • Experience/exposure to performance tuning on Hadoop ecosystem.
  • Expert level knowledge of Hadoop management: High Availability, Capacity management, Internal Network and Rack design.
  • Deep understanding of Hadoop Security, Authentication, Authorization and encryption highly desired.
  • Experience with Spark, TEZ and HUE configuration is highly desired.
  • Experience with AWS, EMR highly desirable
  • Scripting skills required: Strong Shell scripting is a must. Some Python or Ruby skills highly desired.
  • Some Application knowledge such as MapReduce concepts, HIVE SQL are highly desirable.
  • Effective written and spoken communication skills.
  • Experience working with globally distributed teams and across cultures
  • Self-driven. Should be able to operate with minimal management supervision
  • Mission critical systems experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience of delivering on commitments to clients.
  • Works well in fast paced growing environment.
  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers

Technical Expertise:
  • Experience working directly with Cloud providers/infrastructure (AWS, Azure etc.), database technologies, operating systems (Windows, Linux) and orchestration tools (Chef, puppet)
  • Managing and administering any monitoring tool like HP Openview, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Nagios, New Relic, OpsView or equivalent
  • Basic software development exposure – hands on with any programming or scripting language (preferably shell/perl/python or Java) is highly desirable
  • Some understand of database technologies to address monitoring deployments and requirements.
  • Training on ITIL is highly desirable

Business Acumen:
  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization and with other GE businesses

Leadership:
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to help build effective processes
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Articulates the story, uses two-way communication and influences outcomes and ongoing results
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including executive level presentation skills

Personal Attributes:
  • Willing to quickly self-learn new technologies/products as needed
  • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analytical skills and best practices
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Locations: United States; California; San Ramon

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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